You might remember how crazy Hurricane Marie made surf in California last week, although it’s started all over again with Hurricane Norbert bringing high surf to California in September, 2014.
There’ll be plenty of thunderstorms and rain over the coming days thanks to the latest hurricane coming off Baja California, although surfers will be focusing on the conditions created by Hurricane Norbert. The current forecast for California is up to a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms over the weekend, Sept 6-7, and waves of up to 7 feet with max sets at 10 feet.
While this is still great surf conditions for some, it won’t be anything close to the conditions experienced last week when Hurricane Marie paid a visit with up to 150mph winds. This resulted in waves topping 20 feet.
This is good news thanks to conditions creating great surf in California for this weekend, although nowhere near as dangerous as last week. Beachgoers should be aware that sneaker waves could form from swells, and experienced surfers will know about dangerous rip currents that are likely to develop where there’s south-facing beaches.
Are you planning to surf this weekend in California? What conditions have you seen so far for the first weekend in September?